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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Fashion Flash

It is my week to host Fashion Flash, our weekly gathering of pertinent information for women over forty, on fashion, beauty, wellness, shopping and sometimes, a great recipe or two...I'm so proud to be among such noted and acclaimed company!


Is Hydroquinone safe or can it cause cancer?  Deb of No-Nonsense Beauty Blog  talks to experts  for the answer.

Positive Living expert Barbara Hannah Grufferman thinks women can hip up their look by putting on a pair of these . . . with just about any outfit! (You have to read the post to know what they are!) Check out her tips for how to wear them to look fabulous for the holidays, or any time! 

Do you need a new sweet potato dish for the Holidays? Society Wellness shares their Coconut Sweet Potatoes and Greens recipe.

Home infrared sauna could heat up your winter. Jackie Silver from

Easy Jam Recipe: No Gunk, No Junk. Mirabai Holland, Health & Fitness Expert Shows you how!

Kari at Fab Over Forty likes to go to the experts to get the best advice on beauty and skincare for women over 40. One of Dior's National Makeup Artists offers some great beauty tips and they'll be especially helpful during the holidays!

Cindy over at Prime Beauty finds a sonic face brush that compares to Clarisonic in every way but price! Get the low down on the Micheal Todd Soniclear!

As the shopping season heats up, Josephine from Chic at Any Age gives  some helpful hints and tips on how to shop the sales wisely!

Black Cat Plus Gives Us Some Tips for Finding the Right Plus Size Jeans that fit.

Fashion blogger, Pamela Lutrell, takes us to her previous holiday tour of the San Antonio King Edward District. along with the Cynthia Rowland sweater she was wearing!

Thanksgiving:  done!  Time to start thinking about Christmas or Hanukkah cards.  Whether we send them or not here's one second lifers novel approach

And lastly, in case you missed my earlier post this week, DivaDebbi test drove a Physician's Formula Concealer that both conceals and lightens dark spots. Check it out, but consider nose plugs!


Thursday, November 27, 2014

Black Friday Beauty Deals

Hello Lovelies!

I hope you all had a wonderful TG. It's such an iconic American Holiday and I don't know anyone who doesn't look forward to fabulous food, and spending the day with loved ones.  I have much to be thankful for, and I try to appreciate the good things daily, not just on this special day. And I am thankful for you, my readers, with all my heart.

Two of my favorite beauty companies are having generous Black Friday Beauty Deals; Kate Sommerville and Tarte, are both generously offering 25% off all your purchases. I plan on stocking on my Holy Grail faves, Kates 360 degree Self Tanning Body Towelettes. They are not inexpensive, but they are easy to use, streak proof, stink proof, and more cost effective than spray tanning.

Sephora and Ulta are also brimming with special offers and discounts, both in store and on line.

Have fun!!!


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Let the Holidays Begin!

Physician's Formula Youth Wear Spotless Concealer

Physician's Formula Youth Wear Spotless Concealer
Drugstore's Nationwide, Ulta 

I'm always grateful when cosmetics products multi-task...Wouldn't it be great if all cosmetics went beyond beauty that gets scrubbed off at the end of the day and actually helped improve our skin?  Friends with benefits, so to speak...

I was doing a CVS run last week and spotted Physician's Formula's "Spotless", a concealer that claims to improve the appearance of, "dark, age and sun spots instantly and over time.


Monday, November 24, 2014

Fashion Flash Monday

It's Fashion Flash Monday!  This week Josephine Lalwan who writes Chic at Any Age is our host.  Each week we share some of our favorite posts on beauty, fashion, wellness and lifestyle.

Some of our topics this week include:

  • Dry skin relief
  • A chance to win a Clinique Black Honey Collection
  • Personal Trainer abuse
  • The benefits of Vitamin B 
  • How to bake a fabulous pumpkin pie       
Click here to read them all...             


Friday, November 21, 2014

Tarte The Sculptor Contouring Face Slenderizer and Bamboo Brush

Tarte Contouring Face Slenderizer $24
and Bamboo Brush $32

Contouring is having a moment, with several companies including Tarte, Smashbox, Becca and Nars coming out with kits that are supposed to make sculpting and slimming your face easier, (I will hypothesize, begrudgingly, that this makeup trend may have its roots in Kardashianism). One of my biggest issues has always been figuring out which shade would be most appropriate for my skin tone for this particular task...

I chose the easy way out:  Tarte's Face Slenderizer only comes in one shade, Park Avenue Princess, a cream version of their popular powder. I'm not entirely certain how one hue could work for all skin tones, but I was willing to give it a whirl.  I also purchased the coordinating Bamboo Brush; I figured it was the only way to fairly judge its effectiveness.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

On the Rocks: Smashbox Holiday Eyeliner Set

Smashbox On the Rocks Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liners
Special Gift set $39

Sometimes a good deal is just too hard to pass up.  Sephora, come Holiday time, is a palace of temptations. Cosmetics companies really do put together gift sets that are fantastic values; such was the case with Smashbox on the Rocks Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner Kit.

I have reviewed these Smashbox liners before and was impressed with their depth, easy to apply formula and long wear.  The only thing that I wasn't crazy about was their very short shelf life.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Behind the Scenes: My Olay Timeless Holiday Beauty Shoot

I don't know about you, but I cannot believe we are already approaching the Holidays, because frankly, Labor Day feels like it was 3 days ago.

At the end of the summer, I had the pleasure of participating in Olay's Timeless Holiday Beauty shoot for Real Simple Magazine's Holiday Spectacular issue.
I posted about my fun filled beauty adventure with fellow bloggers Grace Atwood and Tonya Staab. It was a blast!!!

There was so much hustle and bustle, that after a short time, we were no longer aware that videographers who were documenting the action behind the scenes.

Yesterday, I received this wonderful video which captured the essence of our day. I'm so excited to share it with you below!!!

To see the complete advertorial and your chance to win a $10 gift card to Target for purchasing our favorite Olay products, pick up your issue of Real Simple's Holiday Spectacular issue today.

I hope you enjoy it!


Fashion Flash

Cindy Ingalls of Prime Beauty Blog is this weeks Fashion Flash Host. As always our group of talented bloggers strive to bring you interesting reads on fashion, beauty, good health and life style issues for women over 40.

Please click here to read more.



Sunday, November 16, 2014

Revlon Photoready Skinlights Face Illuminator

Revlon Photoready Skinlights Face Illuminator

Last week I wrote about my splurge purchase, Armani's Fluid Sheer Highlighter.
It felt very extravagant to spend $62 on a highlighter, but in a weak moment, I had to see if it lived up to it's cult status.

I was curious how it stacked up against Revlon's Photoready Skinlights Face Illuminator, a similar product that costs nearly $50 less.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Fashion Flash Monday

It's Fashion Flash Monday again.  This week our host is the fabulous Kari Solyntjes who writes one of my favorite beauty blogs, Fab Over Forty.

Each week, we try to give women 40+ the best tips on beauty, fashion, health and wellness.  Click here please, to see what our busy bees were buzzing about.



Sunday, November 9, 2014

Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer

Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer #10

Have I lost my mind???  I'm still trying to decide...I do spend a small fortune on cosmetics, but the total tends to be cumulative; not because I'm splurging on $50 Tom Ford Lipsticks and Christian Louboutin Nail Polish's.

Why then did pull the trigger and purchase Giorgio Armani's Fluid Sheer? Because I still believe in fairies and fairy dust.  Because Fluid Sheer is rumored to be both J. Lo and Beyonce's favorite go-to glow maker. Because might it be worth splurging on something that might make me feel a bit more radiant each day?...

Or am I just rationalizing???

Friday, November 7, 2014

A Bomb: CoverGirl Bombshell Intensity Felt Tip Eyeliner

CoverGirl Bombshell Intensity Eyeliner

When I'm on vacation, or just a Girl's Getaway for a a few days, I always look forward to taking a break from my morning makeup routine--Sometimes it just feels great to let your skin and lashes breathe.

While doing a last minute CVS run to pick up some fresh sunblock, I naturally did a quick cruise of the cosmetics aisle.

I spotted what I thought might be a potent, portable, waterproof eyeliner, CoverGirl's Bombshell Intensity Eyeliner.  Would it really be so terrible to do just a quick swipe everyday? Otherwise, I might have to wear a name tag for my friends to recognize me.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Benefit Beauty on the Go!!!

Be still my heart!!!

I am enjoying a few days in Palm Beach with some of my Gal Pal's.  Saturday was a dreary, rainy day in Greenwich and despite my every intention to do a Sephora run, the day got away from me.  What was I hoping not to live without for a few days???

Benefit's Ooh La La Lift.  Ooh La La Lift, is a gel like, pink primer, that is used to brighten the area under the eyes.  If you are hoping to use this product alone to achieve complete coverage of dark circles, you will be disappointed.  If you choose to use it as I do, underneath my concealer and as a midday pick me up, you may find that you might not want to be without it.


Fashion Flash Monday

This week Cindy Ingalls, who writes Prime Beauty Blog is our Fashion Flash host.  Each week, our group tries to bring you our most interesting post on beauty, fashion, good health and fitness.

Please click here to read them all.




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